Shervin Shahnavaz

Shervin Shahnavaz

Visiting address: Norra Stationsgatan 69, plan 7, 11364 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF KCP PT/HU, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • PhD, psychologist, psychotherapist
    Shervin Shahnavaz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, and Psychotherapist at the
    Centre for Psychiatry Research and Centre for Education &
  • Research at
    Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Region Stockholm. His research focus is on
    transcultural aspects of psychotherapy and developing digital interventions
    for vulnerable migrant groups in society. He organizes courses and teaches
    subjects such as Cognitive behavior therapy for PTSD, transcultural
    psychotherapy, global mental health, and psychological aspects of
    sustainability. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Council for Environment and
    Sustainable development at KI and involved in the design and implementation
    of sustainability strategies at KI.


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  • Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2017-

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Master, Psychotherapy, Department of psychology, Stockholm University, 2016
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Psychology, University of Gothenburg, 1996

Distinction and awards

  • May flower diploma, 2013


  • Anahita Geranmayeh Orumieh, Internet based psychological interventions for migrants from Afghanistan and other Farsi-speaking countries, 2022
  • Youstina Demetry, Internet-based psychological interventions for Arabic speaking teenagers, young adults and parents, 2021

Committee work

  • Vice chair, Council for Environment and Sustainable Development at Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institute,, 2020-

Thesis evaluation

  • Mariann Saanum Hauge, Opponent, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Behavioral Science and Forensic Dentistry. Institute of Clinical, University of Oslo, 2023

Journal reviewing

  • Internet Interventions, Elsevier, Anonymous peer review,, 2024-2024
  • The Lancet regional health, Anonymous peer review,, 2023-2023
  • Internet Interventions, Elsevier, Anonymous peer review,, 2022-2022
  • Internet Interventions, Elsevier, Anonymous peer review,, 2021-2021
  • Nordic Psychology, Taylor & Francis, Anonymous peer review,, 2019-2019

Conference/event participation

  • Invited speaker, The annual congress of the Swedish Behavioral Therapy Association, "CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF CBT" With the increased cultural diversity in Sweden, the need to adapt CBT to a population with a diversified background increases. In many cases, this adaptation is necessary to reduce the barriers to psychological care and make CBT available to more people in society and the world. The seminar highlights different strategies to consider and integrate cultural and contextual factors both in the functional analysis and the treatment process, which can increase the patient's commitment and compliance and improve the outcome of CBT.,!event/2024/3/9/klicka-h-228-r-f-246-r-att-k-246-pa-biljett-till-229-rskongressen-2024, CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF CBT,, 2024
  • Participant, test, 2024
  • Chair, Dissertation Tove Wahlund, Excessive worry in adolescents and adults : development and evaluation of theory-driven treatments, dissertation chairman,, 2020

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